The mission of the Center for Civic
Leadership is to foster engaged citizenship through integrated curricular and
experiential learning opportunities. These opportunities help students develop
the capacity to exercise civic leadership by better understanding themselves,
their responsibilities as citizens, the complexity of social issues, and the
mechanisms for creating sustainable change in Houston and communities beyond.
The Center for Civic Leadership will be
recognized as a model for creating mutually beneficial
university-community partnerships that promote positive, sustainable change. Our
students and graduates will engage the world confidently and
courageously, poised to take action on the challenges they deem most important
based on their values, and they will exercise leadership as compassionate,
critical thinking citizens whose engagement in communities reflects a dynamic
process that continues throughout their lives.
Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, Rice undergraduate students will have the opportunity to develop their capacity as civic leaders through the Certificate in Civic Leadership.